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(12) Patent: (11) CA 2446047
(54) English Title: NON-CELLULAR ADHESIVE FOR COMPOSITE ROOF STRUCTURE
(54) French Title: ADHESIF NON CELLULAIRE POUR STRUCTURE DE TOIT COMPOSITE
(51) International Patent Classification (IPC):
  • E04D 5/14 (2006.01)
  • E04D 5/12 (2006.01)
(72) Inventors :
  • RITLAND, NORM (United States of America)
  • SCHEAFBAUER, PAUL (United States of America)
  • SHACKELFORD, WILLIAM (United States of America)
(73) Owners :
  • R.S. ASSOCIATES, INC. (United States of America)
(71) Applicants :
  • R.S. ASSOCIATES, INC. (United States of America)
(74) Agent: CAMERON, NORMAN M.
(74) Associate agent: CAMERON, NORMAN M.
(45) Issued: 2010-08-10
(86) PCT Filing Date: 2002-03-15
(87) Open to Public Inspection: 2002-10-10
Examination requested: 2006-11-16
(30) Availability of licence: N/A
(30) Language of filing: English

(30) Application Priority Data:
Application No. Country/Territory Date
09/808,110 United States of America 2001-03-15

English Abstract




A composite roof structure, and a corresponding method of fabricating the
structure, are disclosed which includes use of a layer of non-cellular
adhesive material (preferably a two-component non-cellular polyurethane
adhesive material) along with a flexible roof membrane, preferably made of
thermoplastic olefin rubber, including a rubber-like sheet having a fleece-
like matting secured to the underside thereof. The non-cellular adhesive is
preferably sprayed onto a roof substrate and prior to complete solidification
thereof the roof membrane is pressed into the adhesive so that the matting
becomes embedded therein.


French Abstract

Cette invention se rapporte à une structure de toit composite et à un procédé correspondant de fabrication de cette structure, dans lequel on utilise une couche d'un matériau adhésif non cellulaire (de préférence un matériau adhésif en polyuréthanne non cellulaire à deux constituants) associé à une membrane de toit souple, constituée de préférence de caoutchouc oléfinique thermoplastique, comportant une feuille de type caoutchouc sur la face inférieure de laquelle est fixé un matte pelucheux. Cet adhésif non cellulaire est de préférence pulvérisé sur une structure de toit et, avant sa solidification complète, la membrane de toit est amalgamée par pression dans l'adhésif, pour que le matte s'incorpore à lui.


Note: Claims are shown in the official language in which they were submitted.




What is claimed is:

1. A composite roof structure adapted to be supported by a roof substrate and
comprising:

a layer of non-cellular adhesive material adapted to be secured to said
substrate;
and

a flexible membrane including a sheet of flexible material having fleece-like
matting secured to the underside thereof,

said membrane being attached to said adhesive material with at least a portion
of said
matting being imbedded within the adhesive material.

2. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 1, said adhesive material
is
non-foamed, non-cellular synthetic resin adhesive material.

3. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 2, said adhesive material
is
non-cellular two component synthetic resin adhesive material.

4. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 2, said adhesive material
is
non-cellular polyurethane adhesive material.

5. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 3, said adhesive material
is
non-cellular two component polyurea urethane adhesive material.

6. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 5, said non-cellular two
component polyurea urethane adhesive material including polyol and a
diisocyanate
components.

7. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 2, said layer having a
thickness of at least about 1/8 inch.



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8. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 7, said thickness being
from
about 1/8 inch to 1/2 inch.

9. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 1, said adhesive material
being
initially in the form of a liquid and having an initial solidification time
from about 30
seconds to 5 minutes.

10. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 1, said sheet of flexible
material comprising a synthetic rubber.

11. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 1, said synthetic rubber
being
thermoplastic olefin rubber.

12. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 1, said synthetic rubber
being
ethylene propylene dime monomer rubber.

13. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 10, said synthetic rubber
sheet having a thickness of about 40 mils to 70 mils.

14. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 1, wherein said fleece-
like
matting comprising polyester matting.

15. The composite roof structure as defined in claim 14, said polyester
matting
having a thickness of about 40-80 mils.



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16. A method for forming a composite roof structure upon a roof substrate,
said
composite roof structure comprising a flexible roof membrane including a
flexible sheet
having a fleece-like matting secured to the underside thereof, said method
comprising the
steps of:

providing an initially flowable non-cellular adhesive material;

applying a layer of said initially flowable non-cellular adhesive material
onto said
substrate;

after said adhesive material is partially cured, applying a flexible roof
membrane
thereto by placing said fleece-like matting in contact with said layer of said
adhesive
material prior to complete solidification thereof causing said matting to
become at least
partially embedded within the adhesive material; and

allowing the adhesive material to solidify.

17. The method as defined in claim 16, wherein said adhesive material is non-
foamed, non-cellular synthetic resin material.

18. The method as defined in claim 17, wherein said adhesive material is two
component non-cellular synthetic resin adhesive material.

19. The method as defined in claim 17, wherein said adhesive material is non-
cellular polyurethane adhesive material.

20. The method as defined in claim 28, wherein said adhesive material is non-
cellular two component polyurea urethane adhesive material.

21. The method as defined in claim 20, wherein said non-cellular two component
polyurea urethane adhesive material including polyol and a diisocyanate
components.

22. The method as defined in claim 18, wherein said layer having a thickness
of at
least about 1/8 inch.



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23. The method as defined in claim 22, wherein said thickness being from about
1/8 inches to 1/2 inches.

24. The method as defined in claim 16, wherein said non-cellular adhesive
material being initially in the form of a liquid and having an initial
solidification time of
from about 30 seconds to 5 minutes.

25. The method as defined in claim 16, wherein said flexible sheet comprising
a
synthetic rubber.

26. The method as defined in claim 25, wherein said synthetic rubber being
thermoplastic olefin rubber.

27. The method as defined in claim 25, wherein said synthetic rubber being
ethylene propylene dime monomer rubber.

28. The method as defined in claim 25, wherein said flexible sheet having a
thickness from about 40 mils to 70 mils.

29. The method as defined in claim 16, wherein said fleece-like matting
comprising polyester matting.

30. The method as defined in claim 29, said polyester matting having a
thickness
from about 40 mils to 80 mils.



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NON-CELLULAR ADHESIVE FOR COMPOSITE ROOF STRUCTURE
BACKGROUND OF THE INVENTION
1. Field of the Invention
The present invention relates generally to roof constructions, and more
particularly to a composite roof structure and a corresponding method for
fabricating the
composite roof structure, using a non-cellular adhesive material for securing
an upper,
flexible roof membrane comprising a sheet of flexible rubber-like material
with fleece-
like matting secured to the underside thereof, to a roof substrate.
2. Description of the Prior Art
Many different roofing systems have been proposed in the past, ranging from
simple asphalt/gravel roofs to more sophisticated structures making use of
synthetic resin
materials. It has also been known in the past to construct roofs using foamed,
cellular
adhesive materials, such as foamed, cellular polyurethane adhesives. However,
they
present a number of problems. First, the foamed, cellular synthetic resin
adhesive
materials tend to rise and forms bulges at roof membrane seam areas, thus
making
difficult and laborious to control evenness of the finished roof. They provide
little
resistance to low temperatures and become friable when axe applied at
temperature below
40°F: Furthermore, the foamed, cellular synthetic resin adhesive
materials have relatively
low tensile strength, thus provide very low puncture resistance. The foamed,
cellular
adhesives have limited shelf life.
It has also been known in the past to construct roofs using synthetic rubber
membranes formed from EPDM rubber. In such constructions, asphalt or other
adhesive
substance is first applied to a substrate, followed by an attempt to directly
adhere the
EPDM rubber to the adhesive. It is very difficult to properly bond the EPDM
rubber
directly with an adhesive, and accordingly the resultant roof is subject to
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SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION
The present invention overcomes the problems outlined above and provides a
greatly improved composite roof structure broadly including a layer of non-
cellular
adhesive material adapted to be secured to a substrate, along with a flexible
roof
membrane attached to the adhesive. The roof membrane includes a sheet of
flexible
material (e.g. TPO rubber) having a fleece-like matting secured to the
underside thereof.
It has been found that the use of such matting permits the roof membrane to be
strongly
adhered to the adhesive, with the matting being at least partially embedded
within the
adhesive itself. At the same time, use of the matting makes it possible to
fabricate the roof
structure with a vapor venting spacing between the adhesive material and
flexible
membrane sheet.
In particularly preferred forms, the non-cellular adhesive material is in the
form of
a non-cellular polyurea urethane adhesive material. The non-cellular adhesive
layer has a
thickness after solidification of at least about 1 /8 inch, and more
preferably from about
1/8 to 1/2 inches. Furthermore, in order to facilitate installation, the non-
cellular adhesive
material is initially in the form of a liquid and has a fast initial set and
relatively slow
subsequent final cure. Advantageously, the non-cellular polyurea urethane
adhesive is a
two-component system having polyol/diisocyanate components.
The flexible roof membrane preferably comprises a synthetic rubber (such as
TPO, EPDM or the like) sheet having a thickness of from about 40-70 mils, with
fleece-
like non-woven polyester matting having a thickness from about 40-80 mils
secured
thereto. While the TPO/polyester membrane is preferred, the invention is not
so limited.
Rather, use can be made of a wide variety of thermoplastic or thermosetting
elastomeric
flexible materials having a selected textile matting (e.g. polyolefinic)
secured to the
underside thereof.
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BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS
Other objects and advantages of the invention will become apparent from a
study
of the following specification when viewed in light of the accompanying
drawings,
wherein:
Fig. 1 is a schematic view illustrating the application of a non-cellular
adhesive
material to a roof substrate in the fabrication of a composite roof structure
in accordance
with the present invention;
Fig. 2 is a perspective view of the application of a flexible membrane over a
layer
of the non-cellular adhesive material;
Fig. 3 is an enlarged vertical sectional view illustrating the composite roof
structure.
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF PREFERRED EMBODIMENTS
The preferred embodiments of the present invention will now be described with
the reference to accompanying drawings. Typically, the roofs hereof are
applied to an
otherwise conventional roof substrate 10 which may include metal decking 12
and a layer
of insulated foam 14. In preparing the substrate, the upper surface thereof
should be
clean, smooth, dry and free of grease, any sharp edges, fins, loose and
foreign materials.
The temperature of the roof substrate 10 should be 20°F or above.
Although a
metal/insulated foam substrate has been illustrated, it will be appreciated
that the
invention is not so limited. Thus, the composite roof can be directly applied
to plywood,
chipboard, concrete, or smooth-surfaced or gravel-surfaced built up roofs. If
insulation is
installed, however, it should be compatible with the adhesive system employed.
If the substrate is in the form of a ferrous metallic deck, such should be
primed
with an appropriate metallic primer. If a non-ferrous deck forms the
substrate, it should
be treated with a wash primer. Substrates of chromate-treated galvanized
material should


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be brush blasted in accordance with SSPC-SP7-63T or acid etched and
neutralized before
priming. Concrete and/or masonry roof substrates should have a minimum cure of
28
days at 70 degrees F and 50% relative humidity. All such surfaces should be
clean, dry,
and free of all dust, dirt, grease and oil prior to priming. Where necessary,
concrete
and/or masonry surfaces should be brush blasted to the texture of medium grade
sandpaper or acid etched with a 10% hydrochloric acid solution and neutralized
prior to
priming. Where necessary, the concrete and/or masonry surfaces should be
primed with
conventional masonry primer. In the case of existing built up gravel roofs,
the roofs
should be power broomed in separate perpendicular passes to remove all loose
gravel
and, where necessary, power vacuumed. All blistered and delaminated or damaged
areas
should be removed and insulated foam applied until flush and smooth with the
surrounding roof. All loose felts and flashings should be mechanically
fastened and/or
removed.
After the substrate is prepared, a layer of a non-cellular adhesive material
16 in
liquid form is applied. In accordance with the preferred embodiment of the
present
invention, a two-component non-cellular polyurea urethane adhesive material is
used, that
includes a mixture of component A, preferably diisocyanate, and component B,
preferably
polyol. Referring to Fig. 1, it will be seen that use is made of a
conventional two-
component spray gun apparatus 18 for this purpose. Where the preferred two-
component
non-cellular polyurethane adhesive material is used, the polyol and
diisocyanate
components are mixed within a body of the spray gun apparatus 18 and sprayed
onto the
substrate 10 as illustrated. The temperature of the adhesive material should
be 20°F or
above. The non-cellular adhesive material 16 is applied so as to obtain a
final thickness,
after complete solidification thereof, of about 1/8 - 1/2 inch.
Shortly after the application of the non-cellular polyurea urethane adhesive
material 16 (as it becomes partially cured), a roof membrane 20 is placed in
contact with
the adhesive material 16. It is important that the roof membrane 20 is applied
prior to
complete set up and solidification of the adhesive material 16. Where the roof
membrane
20 is supplied in a roll form, it can simply be unrolled behind the spray gun
apparatus 18.
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The roof membrane 20 includes an upper flexible rubber sheet 22 having a
thickness of about 40-70 mils, and a non-woven polyester fleece-like layer 24
secured to
the underside of the rubber sheet 22. Preferably, the flexible rubber sheet 22
is made of
thermoplastic olefin (TPO) rubber. Alternatively, the flexible rubber sheet 22
may be
made of other appropriate materials, such as ethylene propylene dime monomer
(EPDM)
rubber. It should be noted, however, that TPO rubber membranes are stronger
and more
durable than EPDM rubber membranes. Moreover, the TPO rubber membranes are
preferred because their membrane seams may be welded and welded seams are
stronger
than glued seams. The fleece-like non-woven polyester matting preferably has a
thickness of about 40-80 mils.
After the roof membrane 20 is unrolled and positioned on the substrate, it is
pressed into the adhesive layer by means of a roller weighing approximately
100-150 1b
to insure embedment of the fleece-like layer 24. At roof penetrations, the
roof membrane
is cut as close as possible to the base of the penetration (in the case of
pipes) or "X"
15 cut to allow membrane to turn up onto base flashings.
As illustrated in Fig. 2, the roof membrane 20 is applied in side by side
strips and
thus presents, between respective strips, seam areas 26. In order to complete
the roof
structure, the seam areas 26 of the TPO rubber membranes 20 are welded.
Alternatively,
when the membranes 20 are made of EPDM rubber, a relatively narrow (e.g., 6
inch)
20 seaming tape 28 in the form of extruded black rubber tape is employed,
which is factory
laminated to the cured EPDM rubber membrane. The tape 28 is soft and tacky and
is
covered with a release liner. The seaming material is applied to clean, dry
membrane
sheets, which are aligned with butted edges, as illustrated in Fig. 2. The
seaming material
is then centered over the butt joint, making sure there are no bridging areas
or wrinkles.
The release paper is then stripped from the tape, and light hand pressure is
applied to
assure adherence to the underlying membranes. The seam is then rolled with a
small steel
roller (3-4 inches wide) with about 5 pounds per linear inch pressure, 3
passes minimum.
Finally, the edges of the applied seaming tape 28 are sealed with a lap
sealant in the form
of a high-grade roof membrane caulk. Finishing details around guttering, snap-
on edges
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As was disclosed hereinabove, the preferred adhesive material 16 is the non-
cellular two component polyurea urethane system designed for bonding the roof
membranes 20 to various acceptable substrates, such as Fireboard, Polyiso,
EPS, SPF,
Dens Deck, Type X Gypsum, OSB, etc. Compatible deck types include concrete,
cellular
LWC, gypsum, cementitious wood fiber, wood and painted or galvanized steel.
The non-
cellular two component polyurea urethane adhesive material of the present
invention is
also compatible with the following roofing materials: smooth BUR, smooth or
granulated
Mod-Bit and a coal tar pitch.
The diisocyanate (component A) and polyol (component B) components are
mixed in the spray gun apparatus 16 in an approximately 1:1 volumetric ratio.
The final
adhesive, when solidified, has a density of approximately 67.0 pounds per
cubic foot.
The polyol component consists primarily of a conventional polyol along with
surfactants
and catalytic agents. One preferred polyol component includes approximately
75% by
weight Castor oil, 15% by weight polypropylene glycol, 6% by weight diethyl
toluene
diamine, 3% by weight ethylene glycol, and 1% by weight desiccant with trace
quantities
of catalyst. The preferred diisocyanate component consists of approximately 51
% by
weight 4,4'-methylene diphenyl isocyanate (MDI), 31% by weight polypropylene
glycol,
7% by weight chlorinated paraffin, and 11% by weight trichloropropyl
phosphate. The
aforementioned two adhesive components are obtained from Volatile Free, Inc.
of
Waukesha, Wisconsin, and have the following properties and characteristics:
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TABLE
Properties Component A Component B


Polyols, Surfactants
Base Isocyanate Polymer ~d Catalysts


Mixing Ratios by Volume1:1 part A to part B


640
Viscosity (CPS@25C) 750


Average Net Weight, 525 438
lbs


Packaging 55 gal. Drum 55 gal. Drum


Shelf Life, years 1 1


The above disclosed two component non-cellular polyurea urethane adhesive
material has a high tensile strength in the range of 1600 psi (as opposed to
relatively low
the tensile strength of the cellular polyurethane adhesive material in the
range of 75 psi),
and provides the desired properties for application in roof construction, such
as low
viscosity for ease of application, fast initial cure to provide a sufficient
level of bonding
the membrane 18 to the roof substrate 10 so that membranes 18 will stay in
place, and
slow final cure to ensure that workmen have enough time to apply all membranes
to the
roof substrate. These properties are achieved in part by adding a fast
reacting amine to
the adhesive material for providing quick initial set, and the slow curing
polyol for
providing extended final set time. As was disclosed hereinabove, the preferred
adhesive
material includes diethyl toluene diamine. However, the use of other amines,
such as
isophorone diamine, Ethacure 300; Unilink 4100, Unilink 4200, and Clearlink
1000, is
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also within the scope of the present invention. The level of any amine used is
such that
partial initial cure is achieved quickly, while final cure to a solid state is
delayed for 10
minutes or more.
While a two-component non-cellular polyurea urethane adhesive material is
preferable, the invention is not so limited. The use can also be made of other
non-cellular
adhesive materials, such as a single component non-cellular polyurethane
adhesive
material, if desired.
Therefore, the composite roof structure and method for forming thereof in
accordance with the present invention provides many advantages in comparison
with the
prior art.
First, the non-cellular adhesive material 16 of the present invention provides
stronger bond between the membranes 20 and the roof substrate 10 than foamed,
cellular
adhesives, because it more thoroughly saturates the polyester backing 24 on
the
membrane 20. Thus, superior wind uplift capability is ensured.
Secondly, the non-cellular adhesive material 16 of the present invention
provides
higher tensile strength than foamed, cellular adhesives. For instance, the
above disclosed
preferred two component non-cellular polyurea urethane adhesive material has a
high
tensile strength in the range of 1600 psi compaxed to the tensile strength of
the cellulax
polyurethane adhesive material in the range of 75 psi. Thus, both the bond
strength and a
puncture resistance of the roof structure as a whole are substantially
improved.
The non-cellular adhesive material of the present invention is resistant to
low
temperatures. It may be applied at temperatures up to about 20°F,
whereas the slow rise
cellular urethane adhesive cut off is 40°F. Thus, roofing season may be
extended.
Moreover, unlike the non-cellular adhesive material, the slow rise cellular
urethane
adhesive becomes friable (crystallizes) when it is applied at temperature
below 40°F, and
is destroyed when walked on.
Furthermore, the non-cellular adhesive material does not rise that makes it
easier
to control an evenness of the finished roof structure. The composite roof
structure of the
present invention has no bulges at the membrane seam areas where additional
material is
applied to prevent stress on membrane seams. The even application of the
adhesive
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material to the roof substrate reduces the labor required and time spent on
the membrane
seams and other details. Moreover, with the present invention, the coverage
rate of the
roof membranes with the pre-applied fleece backing is approximately from 7,500
to
10,000 square feet of roofing, which is substantially higher than the rate of
conventional
systems. Accordingly, overall costs are reduced, and aesthetic appearance of
the finished
roof structure is improved.
Finally, the non-cellular adhesive material of the present invention provides
better
fire resistance, is less toxic and environmentally harmful, and has longer
shelf life (1 year
compared to 6 months for foaming adhesives).
The foregoing description of the preferred embodiments of the present
invention
has been presented for the purpose of illustration in accordance with the
provisions of the
Patent Statutes. It is not intended to be exhaustive or to limit the invention
to the precise
forms disclosed. The embodiments disclosed hereinabove were chosen in order to
best
illustrate the principles of the present invention and its practical
application to thereby
enable those of ordinary skill in the art to best utilize the invention in
various
embodiments and with various modifications as are suited to the particular use
contemplated, as long as the principles described herein are followed. This
application is
therefore intended to cover any variations, uses, or adaptations of the
invention using its
general principles. Further, this application is intended to cover such
departures from the
present disclosure as come within known or customary practice in the art to
which this
invention pertains. Thus, changes can be made in the above-described invention
without
departing from the intent and scope thereof. It is also intended that the
scope of the
present invention be defined by the claims appended thereto.
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Request for Examination $800.00 2006-11-16
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Final Fee $300.00 2010-05-20
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